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but eating traditional foods, do you get headaches? I started eating low carb but allow myself one meal with a serving of some kind of carb and now I have headaches. I am hungry too. I do find a few bites of peanut butter satisfying for a while. I assume once I get use to this that the headaches will go away if it is related to my new plan of eating low carb, right?
 

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I don't know what your fat intake is like, but you may need to increase your fats. That's something you need to do when you decrease your carb intake. And the fact that peanut butter helps you points to that being the case here.
 

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Oops! Forgot to address the headaches. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"> They very well may be from a die-off effect. If that's the case, then they will go away. Meanwhile, you could take extra vit. C and some charcoal (don't over-do the charcoal, it could be constipating) to help with the symptoms. And extra probiotic foods might help, too. It could also be a withdrawal from something that you were "addicted" to and have cut out of your diet. That could be sugar, carbs in general, or a particular food that you have cut out. The vit. C would probably help with that, too.<br><br>
Those are two possibilities. I'm sure there are others. Hopefully someone with more experience will chime in.<br><br>
Have you noticed a pattern to the headaches? How do they relate to the one meal with carbs? Better or worse afterward? Just some more thoughts.
 

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Drink lots of water too and it should pass soon.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oops! Forgot to address the headaches. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"> They very well may be from a die-off effect. If that's the case, then they will go away. Meanwhile, you could take extra vit. C and some charcoal (don't over-do the charcoal, it could be constipating) to help with the symptoms. And extra probiotic foods might help, too. It could also be a withdrawal from something that you were "addicted" to and have cut out of your diet. That could be sugar, carbs in general, or a particular food that you have cut out. The vit. C would probably help with that, too.<br><br>
Those are two possibilities. I'm sure there are others. Hopefully someone with more experience will chime in.<br><br>
Have you noticed a pattern to the headaches? How do they relate to the one meal with carbs? Better or worse afterward? Just some more thoughts.</div>
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thanks, will try the vit c. i get the headache between lunch and dinner and it abates with a snack.
 
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